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Sunday June 1, 2008 11:18 am

Youth in Revolt Finally Starts Casting

Steve Buscemi cast as George TwispProducers of the upcoming C.D. Payne adaptation, Youth in Revolt, decided to spill the beans on developments in casting at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

While Nick Twisp’s shoes have long-since been filled in by Michael Cera, fans of the novel had been curious as to which actors would fill the rest of the slots, as all the roles are quite difficult to tackle. That is, until now! Steve Buscemi will be playing Twisp’s playboy, two-timing father George Twisp while Ray Liotta, Jean Smart, and M. Emmet Walsh have jumped aboard as well.

The Good Girl director Miguel Arteta is attached to the film, adapted by Charlie Bartlett writer Gustin Nash.

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Immediately following news of this casting, I actually predicted Steve Buscemi would be cast as Liotta’s character, Lance Prescott, the corrupt cop who ends up marrying Twisp’s mother, portrayed by Jean Smart. To me, Liotta seems more fitting as Buscemi’s character, George Twisp, the alcoholic, sex-crazed father who likens to barely-legal women who would much rather be paying for anything else but child support.

Then again, both actors are very versatile, and may just as well prove me wrong!



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